Carver High receives spirit rocks for posterity
Photo by Tevin Stinson
BY TEVIN STINSON
After a lot of planning, organizing, and determination, Carver High School officials, teachers and students can finally say they have not one but two spirit rocks. On Monday morning, operators from Vulcan Material Company dropped off the two boulders that each weigh more than 10,000 pounds.
One rock was placed on the front lawn and the other near the gym and football stadium. Senior Adrianna Thacker said she feels proud to know that she is part of the class that started a new tradition at the school. Each year seniors will paint the rock to represent their class. Thacker mentioned that members of the Class of 2017 will be putting their hand prints on the rock before they graduate later this year.
“The fact that we get to leave a legacy behind and start a new tradition is very special to me,” Thacker said.
During the ceremony, students, faculty, teachers and even some alumni took pictures of the giant rocks as the marching band performed. Business education teacher Dwayne Tillman, who was the driving force behind the project, said the project was a result of a great partnership with Vulcan and the students enrolled in the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism.
When asked what it will be like a decade from now when she returns to the school and looks at the giant rock on the front lawn, Mitzi Pastrana said, “I will look back on this day and remember that we started this tradition to give students more school spirit.
“It feels good to know that we started something that will last a long time here at Carver,” Pastrana said.